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People Share Which Building They'd Snoop Around If They Wouldn't Get Caught

People Share Which Building They'd Snoop Around If They Wouldn't Get Caught

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I remember being a kid in elementary school. I was convinced the teacher's lounge must have been some magical room with all the answers to everything, arcade games, soda machines, etc. This became a weird sort of fixation - to the point that in fifth grade I just couldn't handle it anymore and stuck my head in. All I saw was beige tile and seating that offered sadly little lumbar support. That was okay, it didn't deter me. I was convinced that was the front room and that there was some sort of teacher speakeasy in the back.

Spoiler Alert: I ended up working at that same school briefly as an adult. Sadly, no speakeasy. Just sad beige tiles and hard seating. Totally a vending machine in the corner, though, so I'm celebrating the small victory for my 8 year-old self.

The desire to know what's happening in places you're not supposed to be is pretty natural. It can also be pretty consuming if you let yourself run with the curiosity too far. One Reddit user asked:

You're given a search warrant for any building in the world. You have 8hrs to snoop/explore, though you can't take anything. What building do you choose?

Yeah all of the Indiana Jones's and Nicolas Cage's came out of the woodworks for this one. There were a few places here that we didn't even knew existed! Click next and let's explore.

Secret Archives

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Vatican's Secret Archives. Lemme at 'em! People think the Vatican is open since they let students study in there and they are in the process of scanning all the documents to make them available to the public... but there are secret documents. Canon Law _requires _a secret archive. I was a secretary at an archdiocese. I was told that, "anything that could ruin the reputation of a priest goes in there."

Can. 489 §1. In the diocesan curia there is also to be a secret archive, or at least in the common archive there is to be a safe or cabinet, completely closed and locked, which cannot be removed; in it documents to be kept secret are to be protected most securely.

§2. Each year documents of criminal cases in matters of morals, in which the accused parties have died or ten years have elapsed from the condemnatory sentence, are to be destroyed. A brief summary of what occurred along with the text of the definitive sentence is to be retained.

Can. 490 §1. Only the bishop is to have the key to the secret archive.

Rivers Of Flowing Mercury

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The tomb chamber of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xi'an. Barred from archaeological study, it is said to be protected by deadly traps and contains a room with a scale model of the empire with rivers of flowing mercury and treasures.

Sallie Mae

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Sallie Mae server room. The question says you can't take anything, but it didn't say you couldn't accidentally spill some 2-liters on a few server racks. You're welcome, everyone with student loans.

Boring-As-Hell Office Building

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If anyone says the Pentagon, I swear to god it's just a boring-as-hell office building. I've worked in the Pentagon on different projects. The building is a bunch of offices with cubicles, where programs of different types take place. Much of it is financial and administrative offices. They have a few of the "neat" rooms you guys are thinking about, but most of the building is blah.

I was in a top secret clearance room in the basement recently to install some color changing lights in the ceiling so they could look cooler on video teleconference calls. The pentagon is boring as s*.

15 Year Old

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The 15 year old boy in me will say Playboy Mansion. I always imagined it as being a From what I heard the Playboy Mansion is actually thoroughly unimpressive and it is apparently in dire need of a complete renovation. Buuuuuuuuut it's got Playboy Bunnies, so... yeah.

Scientologists Calling For Help

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Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida. Police receive hundreds of 911 calls from the hotel, but it's owned and run by Scientologists and the police are denied access almost every time.

In 1997, Clearwater police received over 160 emergency calls from the Fort Harrison Hotel, but they were denied entry into the hotel by Scientology security. Clearwater police are suspicious about the number of 911 calls that come from rooms at the Fort Harrison Hotel. Police respond to each call only to be told most of the time by Scientology security guards that the call was a mistake. Police are not allowed to check individual rooms where the calls originated.

Scientology officials say most of the calls are mistakes that occur when foreign visitors try to dial the international access code, 011, after dialing a 9 to get an outside line. They claim they are working with police to resolve the problem.

Checking For Clogs

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My upstairs neighbor's apartment.

I swear they wear wooden clogs for bedtime slippers.

I wanna check.

Ethiopian Ark

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There's a chapel in Ethiopia that claims to have the actual Ark of the Covenant. It's a tiny building, though, so I'd only need like two minutes to see if they actually do.

The weird thing is, that chapel only has 1 person inside and anyone could climb the old fence around it. Either no-one believes it's actually there, or something stops people from looking. You could literally just walk right in if you wanted to. I've talked to Ethiopian immigrants about it, and its definitely something a large amount of people believe.

Sure it might be practically unguarded and just sitting right there, but I wouldn't go trying to jump the fence and look inside. You are liable to never leave the island although likely from being beaten to death more than any curses.

Blast From The Past

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Can it be from the past? Library of Alexandria. I'd bring a camera with me. The burning of the library of Alexandria will always be one of the greatest tragedies in human history. I can't even begin to imagine the amount of knowledge that was lost.

Deadly, But Cool

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Assuming I had a radiation suit... the Chernobyl reactor. Deadly. But cool. The elephant's foot is this blob of stuff that oozed out of the reactor during the meltdown. It's so radioactive that just standing near it can kill you. But not like "you'll die younger" or "you'll die in a few months" - like just a few seconds next to it and you will drop dead inside of two days. I don't even want to imagine what could happen if you were near it for a few hours. And it's not even that big, or imposing. It doesn't glow or anything like that. It's just there. Doing nothing. It's just a pile of muck that no one can take a quality photo of and it can kill you basically instantly. It'll be radioactive for a hundred thousand years.

You could stand near it and drop dead and never know why. Deadly, but cool.


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The research facility at Skinwalker Ranch. Its under 24 hour armed guard and surrounded by motion detecting cameras so I really don't think that it's just a cattle farm. It has this website of all these various "interdimensional beings" that have been seen on it. So you'd think it would be active all the time, right?

But I have a friend that lived just down the road from that "ranch". She said lots of local boys would see how long they could stand up against the front fence at night before getting creeped out. She also said nothing ever happened there and it was pretty dead. I still want to go and see it for myself though just to say I have been there

Giant Three-Headed Corgi

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The queen's palace to be honest. I wanna know what secret places she has in that palace of hers... but I'm scared I'll get killed by the giant three-headed corgi before getting close to anything exciting.

Ravioli, Ravioli

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Chef Boyardee headquarters. Gonna get that formula.


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Moscow metro. There are more than 200% more track there than the map shows. It's already huge, I can't even fathom what three times bigger really means. It was built to be also a bunker against war threats or apocalypses, its an entire underworld.

Trump's Apartment

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A lot of people are saying the White House, but nobody's said Trump's apartment in Trump Tower or his Mar-a-Lago resort. Check out the New York AG's lawsuit against the Trump Foundation. He wrote on a piece of paper to use foundation money to pay off a settlement. I know this is an opinion article, but the photo at the beginning is the document I'm referencing. He'd be stupid enough to have incriminating documents in plain sight.

For The Views

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Whichever building would give me the most views in a video titled "OMG SPENT THE NIGHT AT 'building' ALMOST GOT CAUGHT HAHA LOL THIS WAS CRAZY"

The Google Slide

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I'd honestly choose Google Plex. I mean, area 51 may have aliens and all, but do they have a slide to go down floors?

One Bad Joke.

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Hangar 18. I was working with the local Fairborn gov't to produce some community videos. Coordinated with the Air Force PR people to get on base to get some video for the project. I'm being driven around the landing field on a golf-cart, my guide pointing out various aircraft, buildings or scenes I may want to feature in the video.

Having spent time working in Roswell I was familiar with the woo connections and I jokingly ask my driver which one was Hanger 18. He glared at me, shook his head, turned the cart around, took me back to his office and waited (without answering any of my questions) for a security team to escort me off-base. No one spoke a word, I was just told to leave and if I tried to come back I'd be arrested.

While I was joking before, now I really really do want to know which it was and what they keep in and under that hanger.

Open The Snake Doors

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The Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in India. It's a Hindu temple that's covered completely in gold, and it had several vaults full of trillions of dollars worth of treasure that have only just now been opened and inventoried. But there is one vault that still isn't opened, with a metal door with giant snakes on it, and it is said that opening it would be a very bad omen and would bring down the wrath of the gods. Just exploring the rest of the temple would be a once in a lifetime opportunity, but if this scenario means that I can also somehow magically be teleported behind that vault door, then it's even more worthwhile.

I couldn't even begin to speculate. Vault B is the largest vault yet it remains unopened. It's speculated to hold some 1.8 billion US dollars worth of treasures. In the other 5 vaults, there were all sorts of treasures. Gold, jewels, jewelry, solid gold statues several feet tall, even a solid gold throne encrusted with diamonds and other rare minerals that was meant for a god. Back in the 1930's raiders tried to break in but they were scared off by venomous snakes that came in droves out of no where. Another time someone tried to get in, it was the temple authorities trying to gain access to the chamber during a famine, but they claimed to have heard the ocean from behind the door, and fearing that the vault was connected to the Red Sea, they left it alone. Some people believe it's a god behind the door.

Whatever it is, it will forever tempt my curiosity until that door is opened, if ever.

Just Making Things Weird

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You never said the hours had to be consecutive. I'll take the warrant to my neighbor's house. I'm not going to look through anything. I just want to go to the bathroom whenever I want and really make their life weird.

H/T: Reddit

People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

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Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


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"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



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"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.